Asheville Guitar Bar

Asheville Guitar Bar AGB is an intimate music venue for all who love listening or playing.A hidden gem in the River Arts District showcasing some of the best local bands & singer/songwriters.Great place to play,network, & share community.
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Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks, Parking. BOOKING MUSIC

Traveling Bands:
AGB is a small and intimate music venue, focusing primarily on local musicians within and around the Asheville community. At this time we are not scheduling bands or musicians from outside our area. We wish you the best with your music and your tour. If you’re coming through Asheville, we encourage you to stop in to the guitar bar t

Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks, Parking. BOOKING MUSIC

Traveling Bands:
AGB is a small and intimate music venue, focusing primarily on local musicians within and around the Asheville community. At this time we are not scheduling bands or musicians from outside our area. We wish you the best with your music and your tour. If you’re coming through Asheville, we encourage you to stop in to the guitar bar t

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Last Thursday we had the pleasure to showcase the talented Kass Blount for her UNCA junior recital. Here is the video of...
09/11/2021
Kass Blount, 9/2/21

Last Thursday we had the pleasure to showcase the talented Kass Blount for her UNCA junior recital. Here is the video of that performance. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/PS_alvzlpVI

- UNCA junior recital of Jazz performer, Kass Blount- recorded LIVE at the Asheville Guitar Bar on 9/2/21

09/10/2021

Meet Christine Havrilla! Christine will be performing on October 14th at the Asheville Guitar Bar! See you there!

09/10/2021

A message from Mark about what’s happening this weekend at the Asheville Guitar bar!

09/10/2021

Will Ray & the Space Cooties performing "Ain't no Sunshine" by Bill Withers. Recorded 9/9/21 at the Asheville Guitar Bar. https://youtu.be/X0GqBqcloR0

09/08/2021

Will Ray & the Space Cooties, featuring Tim Williams! Thursday, 9/9, 730pm. LIVE from the Asheville Guitar Bar! https://fb.me/e/1EBYVe541

Happy September! We had a great time this past weekend at the Asheville Guitar Bar. Please subscribe to our YouTube chan...
09/07/2021

Happy September! We had a great time this past weekend at the Asheville Guitar Bar. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and stay tuned for some exciting video highlights of what you may have missed! Here is our schedule for the upcoming week. We hope to see you!

Happy September! We had a great time this past weekend at the Asheville Guitar Bar. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and stay tuned for some exciting video highlights of what you may have missed! Here is our schedule for the upcoming week. We hope to see you!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support live music this past weekend at the Asheville Guitar Bar! This week we host a...
08/30/2021

Thanks to everyone who came out to support live music this past weekend at the Asheville Guitar Bar! This week we host a "UNCA Junior recital with Kass Blount" on Thursday evening, followed by "Mr Jimmy's Friday Night Blues", "The Travelling Pilsburys" on Saturday, and a very special "Mark's Labor Day House Jam & Beggars Banquet" on Sunday. We hope to see you!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support live music this past weekend at the Asheville Guitar Bar! This week we host a "UNCA Junior recital with Kass Blount" on Thursday evening, followed by "Mr Jimmy's Friday Night Blues", "The Travelling Pilsburys" on Saturday, and a very special "Mark's Labor Day House Jam & Beggars Banquet" on Sunday. We hope to see you!

08/27/2021

Due to a technical issue with our provider, the internet is out in our area. Unfortunately, this means that tonight’s performance of “Mr. Jimmy’s Friday Night Blues” will not be live streamed. However, we will be recording the show and will post it in it’s entirety on our YouTube channel and page in the coming days. We apologize for the inconvenience.

08/26/2021

Good morning and Happy Thursday! Please note that the Asheville Guitar Bar will be closed this evening, (Thursday, 8/26), for a private party. Please join us tomorrow night at 730pm LIVE and streaming online for Mr Jimmy’s Friday Night Blues! Stay classy, Asheville…

08/23/2021

Thanks to everyone who came out this past weekend to enjoy some music with us! We kicked it off with "the 40,20,10s" on Thursday night, followed by "Mr Jimmy's Friday Night Blues", "the Bandemics" on Saturday and the Sunday Jam!

This week we have more music in store for you. Thursday night we are closed for a private party however, "Mr. Jimmy's Friday Night Blues" returns on Friday night celebrating Mr. Jimmy's birthday! On Saturday we have "the Vince Junior Band" and on Sunday, "Mark's House Jam and Beggar's Banquet". We hope to see you.

Please be sure to like and subscribe to our Facebook and instagram pages and our YouTube channel, to see hightlights and archived live streams of our past shows!

08/21/2021

Buncombe County has mandated mask wearing when you're inside. We at the Asheville Guitar Bar will follow this mandate by wearing masks ourselves, and will require all who enter our music venue to do the same. We kindly ask that our visitors do this with respect and without question. Mark and I would like your help in keeping AGB open and safe. Thank you so much. Julia

08/20/2021
Tonight! Mr Jimmy’s Friday night blues!

Please enjoy this message from Mark about what’s happening this weekend at the Asheville Guitar Bar. We plan to continue our livestream broadcasts, but we need your support. Please tune in and donate to keep our Livestreams going. Thank you!

Enjoy this lovely tribute to Nanci Griffith performed by Christine Havrilla! We are looking forward to her show in Octob...
08/20/2021
Christine Havrilla singing Nanci Griffith's "More Than A Whisper" (RIP Nanci...)

Enjoy this lovely tribute to Nanci Griffith performed by Christine Havrilla! We are looking forward to her show in October! Mark your calendars now! To learn more about Christine’s music, please visit christinehavrilla.com

https://youtu.be/GigVVIemj2U

Sitting at home remembering a voice & writer that inspired me way back/early on in my music career...It has been years since I've even thought of this song, ...

08/19/2021

We are open this evening, Thursday 19 August. Parking lot is a bit muddy, but Riverside dr is clear from the arts district to craven st bridge. Band tonight is 40 20 10’s. Self described sound is Americana/if the Cohen Bros wrote music. They’re quite enjoyable! Please come out to support theband if you’re able. XXOOJULIA

08/16/2021

Meet Joe Kelly! Joe is the featured artist in this week's installment of Mr Jimmy's Friday Night Blues! Friday, 8/20, 730pm (EDT). Join us in person or tune in online and watch the performance STREAMING LIVE at facebook.com/ashevilleguitarbar. Thank you for your support. Make the Scene!

08/16/2021

Meet Joe Kelly! Joe is our featured artist for this week's installment of Mr Jimmy's Friday Night Blues. Friday, 6/20, 730pm (EDT). Join us in person or tune in and watch the performance STREAMING LIVE at facebook.com/ashevilleguitarbar. Thank you for your support! Make the scene!

08/16/2021

Wow! What a great weekend of music! Thanks to all who came out or tuned in online to enjoy it with us! We are looking forward to next weekend's lineup of great music! Our new schedule is posted now! Stay tuned for our artist spotlight on this week's special guest for Mr Jimmy's Friday Night Blues. Please also stay tuned to our YouTube channel and page for some special videos! Stay safe out there!

07/23/2021
730pm tonight, facebook.com/ashevilleguitarbar

It’s Friday! Here is a message from Mark about what’s happening at the Asheville Guitar Bar this weekend. We hope you can join us in person or tune in tonight for our weekly live stream of Mr. Jimmy’s Friday night blues!

07/22/2021

Mark's House Jam is here to add some sunshine to your life. Every Sunday at 330pm. Art Smith, Charles Singletary, Jim Fielder, Julia L. Goldthwaite

07/21/2021

Here's something that happened last Sunday at "Mark's House Jam and Beggar's Banquet". Every Sunday from 330pm-8pm at the Asheville Guitar Bar in Asheville, NC. Don't miss the next one! John Keck, Tim Williams, John Guciardo, Troy Mcmillan, A.G. Hammond, Julia L. Goldthwaite, Robin Borthwick!

07/19/2021

Wow! What a great weekend! Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed some live music with us. We have another full schedule of music coming up this weekend:

Thursday, 7/22: An evening of Classical Guitar
Friday, 7/23: Mr Jimmy's Friday Night blues with special guest Charles Singletary
Saturday, 7/24: The Dave Wendelin Band
Sunday, 7/25, 330p: Mark's House Jam & Beggars Banquet

All shows start at 730pm, unless otherwise noted.

We hope to see you all!

07/17/2021

We apologize for the technical issues with the Live Stream of Mr Jimmy's Friday Night Blues this evening. There is a technical glitch between Apple iOS and the video switching software which creates static. We are all hopeful that Apple will resolve the issue soon.

The show is being recorded and will be posted to our page and YouTube page tomorrow.

Thank you for your understanding.

Address

122 Riverside Dr. Suite D
Asheville, NC
28801

Opening Hours

Thursday 5pm - 10pm
Friday 5pm - 11pm
Saturday 5pm - 11pm
Sunday 3pm - 8pm

Telephone

+18285137373

Products

We do not serve food.

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Videos

Mark & Julia, Our Beginings

This is a photo of Mark and I and our 4 kids in 2001: Lucas, Lindsey, Hayley, & Jeremy. The six of us were on a Thanksgiving vacation from Orlando to Ohio, so that all of of families could meet each of us together. A full week in an SUV loaded to the roof with kids, belongings, the excitement of travel, and newly forming friendships between siblings, proved to be the trip of a lifetime! No drama, no challenges, just lots of silliness, and amazing memories.

Mark and I met in March of 2000 when he brought some of Lindsey’s high school graduation photos to be framed, into the picture frame shop that I was working in at the time. Over the course of the next nine months, Mark would show up on Saturday mornings with more framing! He ended up having hundreds of dollars worth of framing done that he really didn’t need, an excuse of course, to see me! We would share conversations about his artwork and his daughters, and about my paintings and my boys. He learned how to pronounce and order my favorite Starbucks coffee, (no small feat either!) and would drop one off each Saturday with a cookie or brownie, just to say “Hi!”. After a while he’d bring each of his daughters in to meet me. They laugh now at the story of asking him on Saturday mornings, “What are you doing today Dad? Going to the frame shop?!”

This went on for months. I couldn’t figure out why this guy wouldn’t ask me out. I knew he liked me! After all, he brought his daughters in to meet me. That’s a big deal, right? Anyway, in October 2000, I had some of my new work in a cancer benefit art show, and had received 2 admission tickets to share; I thought of Mark. I pulled his address from our frame shop computer, bought a cute little card, and sent him an invitation to my 3 day art show with a ticket. In my invitation I mentioned that it would be nice to share my artwork with him on any of the 3 nights of the show, and that I hoped to see him.

Well, he came to the show the first night, not using his ticket but paying to get in. He did the same on the second night and third night, and he still has that ticket in the card as a memento of when we started dating. Toward the end of the first night of the show, Mark walked me to my car. We had small chit chat before leaving and he asked if he could kiss me. With an embarrassed smile I said ‘No’, but he kissed my shoulder that was exposed by my off-the-shoulder dress. So romantic! We’ve been together from that weekend on, 19 years this coming October, and only apart when traveling for our previous jobs that sometimes didn’t allow for a partner to tag along. To this day as well, Mark continues to be just as sentimental and romantic as he was when he courted me for all those months in 2000.

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Comments

I just heard that Charlie Watts has passed. Any chance that the Beggar's Banquet will be doing some Stones songs? I'd love to play on some if possible.
Will the Sunday jam be inside or outside this week end?
Hey are you live streaming tonite/Saturday? many thanks, enjoy!
Mr Jimmy... A Texas size howdy from Texas... We watch the stream since we hung out on at AGB on our road trip a few weeks ago... Have you got the awesome, string pulling, ultimate blues song by Mr Bob Haverson... Called "Watching You" in your arsenal?.. Love to hear it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUCxWQC6s4g
This week's Artist Spotlight is guitarist / vocalist Art Smith! Catch Art Smith play this week in "Mr Jimmy's Friday Night Blues". Friday, 8/6, 730pm (EDT). LIVE from the Asheville Guitar Bar and STREAMING LIVE ONLINE at Facebook.com/ashevilleguitarbar. Make the scene!
This week's Artist Spotlight is on guitarist / vocalist Art Smith! Catch Art Smith play this week in "Mr Jimmy's Friday Night Blues". Friday, 7/30, 730pm (EDT). LIVE from the Asheville Guitar Bar and STREAMING LIVE ONLINE at Facebook.com/ashevilleguitarbar. Make the scene!
A rowdy, hand-clapping, foot-stomping song about overcoming adversity in life. Appreciate a listen. https://open.spotify.com/album/7nPhPJGac0EJJCEWAVnD7b
Looking forward to see you guys tonight!
A song for drinking as it's about losing love and hoping it returns. Appreciate a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5m767ir-Mc #captC #CaptCmusic #Artiststowatch
A song about losing love and hoping it returns. Appreciate a listen.
We miss you and want to support you- can you put the links to donate in a post? It's too small to read them in your event poster. Sending holiday hugs- Louise & Bruce
Thank you Mark, love your place!